We had our wedding. Here on the 27.12.13. I would like to say it was the best day of both our lives. The newgrange could not have done anymore for us the whole day and weekend. The staff are so nice and friendly it was like coming from home to home. The room was beautifully done up I cried when I seen it the night before. And as for karine, she was brilliant through all the planning with us there was nothing she wouldn't have done for us. I would advise anyone to have their reception here as it was a magical day and we loved every minute of it xx
Aine & Gary Byrne, December 2013
I got married in the newgrange hotel in November this year . The staff and my wedding planner kareen could not have been nicer. They made all my guests feel very welcome from early that morning to late that evening. I had nerves that afternoon and Kareen made me feel calm and my father before we entered the room. The food was gorgous and the service out standing the girls that were serving catered for everyones needs . And just a final thank you to the staff at reception they went above and beyond there duty to ensure all gifts etc were kept safe and this made me feel at ease. I will definitely be going back for my first anniversary no question. Keep up the good work and see you soon.
Lisa & Derek Kavanagh, November 2013
We had our wedding in The Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath on the weekend of the 26/10/13 and we cannot recommend it highly enough. We were completely taken by surprise by the fabulous wedding room, service, food and general atmosphere of the hotel throughout the weekend.
Carina (Wedding organiser/master of ceremonies) and all her staff were top class and nothing was over looked or deemed to be too much trouble. We had never attended a wedding there before so we had no idea of what to expect. But we can honestly say that it surpassed our expectations completely and could not recommend it highly enough to anyone wishing to get married in a hotel.
The food was as good as any top class restaurant in Ireland and the bedrooms are all very smart and spacious. The hotel has a real family, warm feel to it and this is carried right through to all the staff there. The band Cest La Vie was so good and entertaining, they have to be seen to be believed. Anyone who is thinking about getting married in this locality should really call in and see it for themselves.
Garrett & Pamela Hassett, October 2013
My husband and I celebrated our wedding here on 12/10/13 and it could not have gone better.
The help that was given to us in the run up by Karine was so appreciated and we have had nothing but good responses from our guests regarding the hotel.
We had many family members coming from abroad and the majority of our guests stayed the night/weekend.
Regarding the rooms/food, nothing was amiss. Food was excellent as always, and the rooms were in great condition.
Thank you again for such a great occasion venue. Looking forward to staying again in the future.
Jessica & Stephen Kavanagh, October 2013
I booked the Newgrange for the venue of our wedding last January and being a wedding photographer I have seen some disastrous venues over the last few months and I was worried because it was my own wedding this time but I have to admit it was chuffed that I booked it. The whole day, start to finish was fantastic. All the staff and management bent over backwards to help on every aspect of the wedding. Everyone one of my guests complemented the venue, food and staff. I thought so much of it I'm already recommending it to clients of mine who still have not picked a venue yet. Bottom line, having a wedding here is a no brainer.
John & Lindsay Shortt, September 2013
As Navan natives, and knowing the reputation of the Newgrange Hotel, when it came to choosing our Wedding Venue, it was important for us to keep the business local especially in these recessional times, both for our guests and for local business.
From the moment we sat down to plan our day with the Wedding Team- Karine, Caroline & Eddie; to checking out two days after our Wedding, the service and attention we and our guests received was exemplary.
Karine and her team were extremely open to our ideas and input, as we wanted to steer away from the traditional wedding reception. We wanted the day to be quirky, fun & enjoyable for everyone, and that it certainly was - nothing was a problem!!
On our arrival we were greeted heartily by Management & Staff. Our waiting guests' every need had been taken care of, from checking in to being served copious amounts of Bellinis- our reception drink of choice- and complimentary refreshments.
The Wedding Team had reserved the Club Lounge for our drinks reception and pre dinner entertainment where our guests could meet and mingle.
Our function room was amazing: decorated to blend in with our colour scheme, intimately laid out, with fabulous table centre pieces and candle light lanterns.
The head chef Eddie had sat down with us on a number of occasions to discuss our (demanding) menu, and was happy to source fresh, local products and provide us with a menu we can only describe as first class- which the fussiest of our guests are still talking about. Food was scrumptious, plentiful and flavoursome - as was our evening food.
Staff were exceptional, so friendly, helpful & professional and service was prompt but very relaxed.
Rooms were lovely, spotlessly clean, comfortable & quiet, fresh & spacious with good facilities.
We have been overwhelmed with the many calls, texts and messages which we have received from our guests, commenting our Wedding in The Newgrange Hotel. Many guests even complimented the door staff who in the early hours of the morning organised transport to take our guests home.
Staff went out of their way to make our day extra special and we can not express our thanks enough. Other Wedding venues would find it hard to compete with the standard of food, service & professionalism provided by Karine Eddie and their team.
With many years experience between us both in the Hotel, catering & service industry we know how hard it is to please everybody all the time, but we can honestly say, The Newgrange did just that and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this hotel for your Wedding or any other function.
If we could change one little thing about our day- it would be: to be guests instead of hosts for just one hour at our own Wedding- as every guest was so complimentary and had such a fantastic time.
Many thanks to all involved.
Yvonne & Marc Johnston, August 2013
We had our wedding there just the other day, The hotel and their staff were outstanding from the day we booked. Everything was perfect and our guests were made very welcome and we all agreed that the food and service was second to none!!! The interior of this hotel suits all ages..with warm furnishings and large comfortable rooms. We had availed of one of the hotels superb wedding packages and would highly recommend it to any other couple. We had a lot of family who had travelled far for our big day and they stayed two nights sampling the resturant the first night...the menu has a huge selection and a very good children's menu. All meals be it breakfast or dinner can be enjoyed without feeling rushed and the staff cannot do enough for you. Thank you so much for everything we will be back very soon
Linda & Allan Clarke, March 2013
Mr & Mrs Tommy Masterson, November 2012
We had our wedding at the Newgrange Hotel on Friday 26th October. If you are thinking of doing the same stop thinking and just do it! Here’s why:
1. The staff – They will do anything and everything for you to make your day(s) as special as it possibly can be. Karine, who looks after the weddings is nothing short of brilliant and no task is too large or small. Laura excels at Excel and is the go to person when it comes to coordinating room bookings and getting the right family members in the right rooms (for example making sure elderly guests are close enough to their rooms to walk to the function suite, yet far enough away to not be kept awake by noise. Enda the Bar Manager is on hand to keep the drinks flowing and even supply late night sandwiches; and the Chef provided a 5 course meal that everyone is still talking about. These are just the people we interacted with and there is a small army that sits behind each of them making sure everything is right.
2. The venue – This place is like a Tardis! We were attracted to the warm family friendly feel of the Newgrange the moment we walked in, the cosy bars, open fires, library area, and friendly faces - but we were blown away by the largest and finest chandelier filled ball room we had seen in any of the many hotels we visited when trying to choose a venue for our wedding. It is a truly special room that has given us great pictures and memories. The hotel is also in the town centre meaning there are lots of options for food and drink nearby if people want to explore (great for guests coming from outside Ireland). Also if you have people coming from afar the hotel is 1 hour from Dublin Airport on an hourly express bus route.
We stayed on the Saturday night also, as did most of our wedding party. As it was Halloween many were in fancy dress and Rowley’s bar at the Newgrange was meant to be the start point of a pub tour of Navan. However the band was so good that everyone wanted to stay and we did to the early hours of the morning!
We will definitely be going back to the Newgrange and I know many of our wedding party feel the same. The Newgrange manages to cater for all ages and tastes (Nightclub, Main Bar -Rowley's- with live Music, a second quieter bar, and open fires with comfy seats in the ‘library’). It is no wonder it is so busy.
Many thanks for a great weekend.
Colin & Anne-Maire Lynam, October 2012
We had our wedding here on the 13th Oct 2012. I would like to say it was the best day of both our lives. The Newgrange Hotel could not have done any more for us the whole day and weekend. We had family coming from Scotland, all guests loved the hotel & when eating on Friday night were equally impressed with the food in the main restaurant. The staff throughout the hotel were nice and friendly it was like coming from home to home. The room was beautifully set up, the main ball room is superb & I am sure any wedding party would love this, from chandeliers to the table settings, everything was done as we wanted & requested. Karine was brilliant, from the initial meeting she listened & even after meeting with the Head Chef, we got to tweak the menu to suit our guests needs through all the planning with us there was nothing she wouldn't have done for us. I would advise anyone to have their reception, you will not regret it, after viewing 10/15 venues in Meath & County Dublin, nothing came close to this & the hotel then really delivered on the day - surprised that this isn't already the No1 wedding venue in Meath, book before everyone discovers the Newgrange Hotel. As a fellow hotelier, I would go her again in an instance.
Seaneen & Tony, October 2012
Myself and my wife Lynne had our wedding reception in the Newgrange hotel in august and it was absolutely brilliant, Karin and the staff at the hotel made our day more perfect than we had imagined and they even had a few surprises for us along the way which made the day even better.The meal was beautiful and served to us without any delay's which is always appreciated by a room full of hungry people. If you are planning a wedding or function, i highly recommend this hotel. You can be sure that your guests will receive a beautiful meal and not go hungry with second helpings of food to anyone who wants more. The staff really are a credit to this hotel, they are polite and helpful and make you feel more relaxed because you know they will do there very best for you should you need anything. the function room was spacious with lovely high ceilings with amazing chandeliers, a large dance floor and plenty of room to get to the bar without disturbing any guests. the bridal suite is a sight to be seen, jacuzzi shower 32" TV on the wall and best of all, a massive bed! top marks for this hotel all the way!
Michael & Lynne O' Shaughnessy, August 2012
I want to thank you for making our special day the best that it could ever be, everything went so smoothly on the day everything done to perfection. The room was absolutely amazing, attention to detail was incredible, better than i had ever imagined, plus all our guests could not stop commenting on the hotel, the room the food and the amount of and all the staff in the hotel. They made all our gusts so welcome and dealing with Karine was an absolute pleasure, everything i asked for was done straight away and no job was too big for her. Thank you so much i would not of had our wedding anywhere else, it was perfect. Sean & I would highly recommend The Newgrange Hotel for a wedding. It was the one and only hotel we went to view. From the minute we went in and met with Karine we knew that’s where we wanted to have our wedding. Karine is so friendly and easy to talk to, she made everything so easy and helped us decide on details we didn’t even think of. Karine was on hand every step of the way and made sure everything was plain sailing for us. One the day she met us on arrival and was so friendly to us, our family and friends. Karine was there the whole day to ensure everything went perfect and it did. She was also there the next morning to check everything went ok for us. The meal was amazing our family and friends still talk about how nice the food was. We cannot complement The Newgrange Hotel enough for food, price, attention to detail, great staff, the list goes on. They made our wedding day perfect. I would highly recommend this Hotel.
Sean & Lorraine Curran, April 2012
Myself and Jonathan were beyond satisfied with the Newgrange Hotel. We often talk about it and still to this day we wouldn't have done it any other way. The hotel itself is gorgeous and then when you are brought to the reception room you are shocked to see that it is even more romantic than you could imagine! It was just so perfect. Karine, you were beyond helpful. You were checking in on me, making sure I was enjoying the special day and offering to get me any thing i needed. You never seemed panicked or worried which made me feel very calm and comfortable. When we returned from taking our pictures I was a little overwhelmed because I had gotten (very obvious) dirt on my dress in a few areas. Right away Karine told me to go to the room and she would meet me up there. Within minutes she showed up and immediately helped remove the dirt. She knew exactly what she was doing and I was so relieved. My sister was so funny the day after the wedding calling you a "superstar". She was also pleased with the way you handled everything as well. Everything was so well organized. From the build up to the wedding the ENTIRE Newgrange staff were so helpful with booking rooms and accommodating our guests. Jonathan and I actually planned our wedding from America. We were a little nervous with our food choice because we never tried anything we selected. When we arrived in Navan, we went to the hotel to check in and make sure everything was on schedule. We told the hotel our worry about the food choices and they offered us a free tasting. Now, we were expecting small samples (which would have been perfectly fine) but we were both fed a full course meal. Which by the way so amazing. The food was so fresh and cooked perfectly. Our fears went from wondering if it was going to be good to how do we decide which one we want because they were all so good! We even had a few vegetarian guests and the Newgrange had no problem accommodating them. The location could not be more perfect. It was right in the center of town. Over half of our guests were from out of town. The location allowed them to explore into town without requiring them to rent a car. There were pubs, restaurants, and shopping all within walking distance. There was even a bus stop right around the corner that went to Dublin. Before the wedding we thought we would be extra busy entertaining all of our out of town guests but they were able to entertain themselves and all of our guests really enjoyed Navan. Our wedding was on a Saturday night and the guests that flew into town for the wedding stayed until Monday. Even after our wedding was over the staff continued to be really helpful and friendly to our guests and we are so grateful for the Newgrange staff making our guests feel welcome. More importantly they genuinely cared about our wedding and took the extra time to make sure it went as close to perfect as possible.
Sheila & Jonathan Carroll, June 2011
From the day that we made the appointment to see the room, the Newgrange Hotel were professional, helpful, efficient and friendly. We met with David, the Duty Manager and he went through all the details including the menu choices and packages available to which there is so much choice. David was extremely thorough and even though we had a list of questions, he had answered them before we got a chance to ask.
From then on it was seemless, once the deposit was paid, everything fell into place. We got a great room rate for our guests and I got regular updates from the reservations staff as to the bookings. In the week leading up to the wedding, we had our menu tasting and our final meeting to confirm numbers, details, table plan etc. and Karine was just wonderful, really put our minds at ease. Then 2 days before the wedding, we left our luggage, gifts, cake etc and made the very final arrangements.
On the day of the wedding when we arrived at the Hotel, Karine was waiting outside with the Red Carpet, to a lovely warm welcome. Then to be greeted by our guests in the lobby. We were taken upstairs to the Reception Room for our photos with the cake and we were both blown away at the room. It was so beautiful and Karine had asked our photographer when he arrived what colour my bridesmaids were and she got the staff to change every chair ribbon before we got there. Everything was laid out so well and very well organised. We then had photos taken on the Roof, among the beautiful flowers. These photos turned out to be our best :) We then made our way down to the bar for pre-dinner drinks and everyone was commenting on how nice and friendly the staff were.
We were called for dinner then and when our guests reached the room, they were amazed at how beautiful and bright it was, they are still talking about it now. Every last detail was perfect and there were even a few surprises in store for us, which really made our day. The food was delicious and hot and everyone was served at the same time, which is something that I consider very important. Each and every one of our guests was raving about the food and service. Once our speeches were out of the way, and dinner was finished, the staff very promptly moved the room around to cater for our band and that all happened very quickly.
Even the next morning, we were really taken aback at how much our guests were commenting on the bedrooms, the staff, and the entire day. Everyone was very impressed.
We would have to say that without Karine, David and the staff of the Newgrane Hotel, our day would not have been so special or perfect, they pulled out all the stops and made all our dreams come true.... We would have no hesitation in recommending the Newgrange Hotel to anyone, because they were so professional and made our preparations and wedding day stress free.
Audrey & Killian Quinn, July 2011
Dear Karine, both myself and Stephanie would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at the newgrange hotel for your proffesional service during the occasion of our wedding on the 17th June 2011. From the moment of our first meeting you took control of everything, we felt so relaxed and confident that you would make our day so special and you all certainly lived up to our expectations. The layout of the room for our ceremony was nothing short of spectacular, the flowers and seating were like something from a fairytale. Our reception room was first class,it was the best we've ever seen and that is not a biased point of view. Our meal and our guests too of course was delivered piping hot and not one person had any complaints. We would have No hesitation in recommending your hotel to any other couple looking to add a touch of class to their special day and in fact we already know one of our guests daughter has booked her own reception with yous next year. Once again thank you all so very much and we look forward to visiting again. Feel free to pass on our phone number to anyone, best wishes to you all,
Alan & Stephanie White, June 2011